Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art Announces 2022 Artists
Kate Scardifield, 07 – Canis Major (wind instrument 2) 34°46'18.3"S 150°49'23.8"E Studies In Semaphore And Signalling (2019). Sailcloth, rip-stop nylon, repurposed parachute silk, thread, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Robin Hearfield.
The Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA) has announced the 25 Australian artists participating in next year's edition of the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art. The event, subtitled Free/State, runs from 4 March to 5 June 2022.
'Free/State is a biennial for the times; wild, frenetic and unbound,' said the biennial's curator, Sebastian Goldspink.
'When these artists were emerging, they were outsiders in a very different type of art world,' Goldspink said.
'They were prescient and ahead of their time. Positioning these artists as senior in 2022 is entirely appropriate but also an attempt to scrutinise these blind spots in history,' he said.
The Adelaide Biennial has exhibited almost 500 artists since it was established in 1990 as part of the Adelaide Festival.
AGSA director Rhana Devenport said, 'The Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art is more important now than ever, as we collectively embrace a newfound appreciation for creators and acknowledge how hard these times have been for those in the arts.'
The full list of participating artists follows below. —[O]
Artists in the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art 2022
James Tylor & Rebecca Selleck,
Angela & Hossein Valamanesh,
Sera Waters, and